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Reader Disagrees with Photo of the Day.
By R.P. BenDedek
Oct 20, 2010 - 12:20:49 AM

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On September 1st the photo of the day bore the caption Wilfrid Laurier 1907 on Immigration. The comments that accompanied the photograph within the article were:

'In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes a Canadian British subject and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet a Canadian, and nothing but a Canadian...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is a Canadian, but something else also, isn't an Canadian at all. We have room for but one flag, the Union Jack (Canadian flag)... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the Canadian people.' -- Wilfrid Laurier 1907

One of our Magic City Morning Star readers has written in to say:

I sort of have my doubts that Laurier said: "We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.." seeing that he was French-Canadian from Quebec and the picture looks more like Teddy Roosevelt than Sir Wilfrid Laurier!! - Mark

Thank you Mark for your comments.

I usually check to see if something sent in an email is true or not but at this moment I can't say for sure that I did that on that occasion.

Perhaps another of our readers can shed some light on the topic.

November 9th, 2010: Another Reader Did

Derek of St. Louis wrote in to point out that this same photograph appears at the Rights of the People website and purports to be of Theodore Roosevelt.

R.P. BenDedek [standing in for the Editor]


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